Live Animals

We’ve been transporting live animals of all shapes and sizes since the 1950s, including some of the world’s most endangered species. We will help you overcome the complexities of international live animal movements, with specialised facilities, vets and staff on hand to help simplify the entire journey.

All consignments are handled in full compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animal Regulations (LAR) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Trusted by some of the world’s most prestigious zoos and animal charities
Border Inspection Posts (BIP) available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at London Heathrow, Gatwick and Madrid
Dedicated fully-trained personnel with vast experience of handling and shipping live animals
Over 60 years’ experience carrying live animals


Booking Window

Up to 14 days before STD

Freight and Document Cut Off

4 hours before STD

Freight Availability

4 hours after ATA

Document Availability

2 hours after ATA

Connection Times

Minimum 240 min
Minimum 240 min
Minimum360 min

Weight and Volume Limits

Operating aircraft limits apply

Booking Restrictions

No Dangerous Dogs, restrictions on some Brachycephalic breeds, no animals for experimentation

Recovery Promise

In the unlikely event that your animal does not fly as booked we will notify you within 2 hours of ATD. We then ensure your cargo arrives at its destination within 24 hours of the original STA

Track and Trace Availability

Track can the status here.

Allocations Accepted

Block Space Agreements, Capacity Purchase Agreements and Permanent Bookings available

Pets Travel Scheme Approved


Special Handling Code



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